Engage: With the Company


The Making of Rafael Bonachela’s ‘Anima’

26 October 2016

We sat in on the initial rehearsals and creation days for ‘Anima’ with Choreographer Rafael Bonachela and the Company dancers. Here’s a little insight into their process: When Rafael comes to creating a new work, he approaches the generation of new movement through task based activities. He… Read more

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Interview with ‘Wildebeest’ Costume Designer Fiona Holley

21 October 2016

We sat down with costume designer Fiona Holley to hear about her creative process for Wildebeest. How did you get into costume design and making for Sydney Dance Company? I studied production design at NIDA which included set and costume design. When I initially started… Read more


Virtual Reality Dance Film + Photo Exhibition

19 October 2016

Grab your tickets to Untamed, our a fierce double bill of vivid colour and wild physicality, and start your evening with a free virtual reality dance film and photo exhibition in the Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay foyer. Both experiences are free with your ticket to Untamed and available one hour prior… Read more


Behind the Scenes of ‘Cacti’, Now On Tour #SDCCounterMove

24 August 2016

“As ants construct their intricate hills So have this artists created their ivory sculpture   Both symbolic and threatening…” WATCH a behind the scenes video of Cacti in the rehearsal room, featuring an interview with Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, who visited the Sydney Dance Company studio earlier… Read more


Introducing Company Dancer, Latisha Sparks

22 August 2016

Perth born Latisha Sparks joined the Company in March this year as we began our National Tour of the exhilarating double bill, CounterMove. Latisha began dancing with the Gail Meade Performing Arts Centre at the age of 4. In 2010 she moved to Melbourne to… Read more

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Pre-Professional Year 2017 Auditions

18 July 2016

Applications to audition for our 2017 Pre-Professional Year course are officially open. This one year intensive provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to attend a nationally accredited course with one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies. Led by Course Director Linda Gamblin, the Pre-Professional program is… Read more


The Creation of ‘Lux Tenebris’ (4 Part Video Series)

04 July 2016

Rafael Bonachela‘s Lux Tenebris is an exploration of light and darkness, with fierce physical movement and deep electronic beats by composer Nick Wales. The work premiered in Sydney at the Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay in February 2016 as part of the double bill CounterMove.… Read more


A note from Rafael in Switzerland

02 May 2016

“Nothing makes me happier than seeing Sydney Dance Company perform to full houses. Our visit to Switzerland for Steps Dance Festival, the country’s largest contemporary dance biennial has included performances in seven towns across three weeks. We’ve performed our triple bill, Interplay, to auditoriums filled… Read more